Listen To “This Moment” HERE
album sampler with “Brasilia Girl”, “The Body Electric”and “Broken Heart” HERE
French Horn Rebellion (Robert and David Perlick-Molinari) kick off 2011 by announcing the US self-release of their debut album The Infinite Music of French Horn Rebellion on April 19th digitally and May 24th physically (Once Upon A Time Records), an Asian date with MGMT, a stop at Austin's SXSW and a 27 date North American tour supporting French electro pop outfit Yelle starting 17th April.
Written, produced and mixed by Robert and David,‘The Infinite Music…’ is a debut album thatwarps the fabric of dance, electro, rock and funk and may just turn out to be a contender for this year’s most ambitious, multi-faceted and engaging debut album. Crucially, the album also follows an intergalactic narrative that tracks the physical and emotional journey of an unknown French Horn player.
“There is a story running through the album, it’s about the Universe. We’re pretty clear on what the story is, but what you take away from it may be something entirely different,” says David.
The album’s artwork features the sculptures of Portland based artist Meredith Dittmar (www.corporatepig.com) who the band contacted after finding her work on the Internet. Dittmar has exhibited in New York and as far afield as, Mexico City and Istanbul.
On the back of just three EP’s to date, these two unassuming brothers, originally from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, have already toured and played with the likes of Hot Chip, Sleigh Bells, The Drums, Cut Copy andSebastiAn and have been tipped by everyone from Q Magazine, The Guardian, Time Out and French music bible Les Inrockuptibles to hometown publications such as The New York Times and NY Daily News.
The Brooklyn-based duo already had an illustrious pedigree; David produced MGMT's indie release, Time to Pretend EP for New York indie Cantora Records, and with previous single “Up All Night” they scored a Record of the Week on BBC Radio 1 and an opening slot on the influential Kitsuné Maison compilation series; a big deal for a virtual unknown. The band have also remixed the likes of MEN, Two Door Cinema Club, OMD and Alex Winston, the later resulting in JPlatt of New York producers du jour The Knocks madly tweeting “its like the hottest thing I’ve ever heard”!
Following packed out NYC performances at CMJ, the Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival and in support to MNDR at the launch of new Neon Gold / Popjustice party POPSHOP, FHR will visit Europe in March for a handful of shows before heading home to play SXSW and then on to Asia for shows in Hong Kong (w/ MGMT), China, Korea and Japan. Their 27 date North American tour supporting Yelle kicks off in Phoenix on 17th April.
The full track listing for The Infinite Music of French Horn Rebellion (USA version) is:
1. Up All Night
2. This Moment
3. Last Summer
4. Geomancer's Compass and Other Quasi-Scientific Findings
5. Running Through The Wild
6. The Cantor Meets the Alien
7. What I Want
8. The Void and Fancy Free
9. The Body Electric
10. Broken Heart
11. New Florida
12. Brasilia Girl
13. Mawson's Peak
14. Antarctica / The Decision
NORTH AMERICAN TOUR w/ YELLE APRIL
Sun 17th - Phoenix, AZ @ Rhythm Room
Mon 18th - Tucson, AZ @ Club Congress
Tues 19th - Albuquerque, NM @ Launchpad
Thurs 21st - Dallas, TX @ Granada Theater
Fri 22nd - Austin, TX @ The Mohawk
Sat 23rd - Houston, TX @ Fitzgeralds
Sun 24th - Mobile, AL @ Alabama Music Box (FHR show)
Mon 25th - Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade (Hell Stage)
Tues 26th - Carrboro, NC @ Cats Cradle
Weds 27th - Washington DC @ 9:30 Club
Fri 29th - Boston MA @ Royale Nightclub
Sat 30th - New York, NY @ The Fillmore New York at Irving MAY
Mon 2nd - Quebec City, QC @ Le Circle
Tues 3rd - Montreal, QC @ Le National
Weds 4th - Toronto, ON @ Opera House
Thurs 5th - Toledo, OH @ Frankie's (FHR Show)
Fri 6th - Chicago, IL @ The Bottom Lounge
Sat 7th - Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
Sun 8th - Madison WI @ Majestic Theatre
Tues 10th - Denver CO @ Bluebird Theatre
Weds 11th - Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge
Fri 13th - Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom
Sat 14th - Seattle WA @ Neumos
Sun 15th - Portland OR @ Wonder Ballroom
Tues 17th - Reno, NV @ Tonic Lounge
Weds 18th - Santa Cruz, CA @ Rio Theatre
Thurs 19th - San Francisco, CA @The Grand Ballroom @ Regency
Fri 20th - San Diego, CA @ Casbah
Sat 21st - Los Angeles, CA @ Music Box at The Henry Fonda